I'm trying to restore my 14'/54" aluminum (riveted) boat. I don't know what kind of paint is on it but it seems it was a really good job. It's old, thick and primed. I used Goof Off Pro Strength Remover (liquid), but it didn't do much at all. I had watched a YouTube video that showed a spray version used that was applied, wait 45 min and it all bubbled up to be pressure washed off easily. They actually used the "Graffiti" version or Goof Off Pro Strength Graffiti. I bought the wrong version. The version I got did say it would remove "latex" paint but didn't need any wait period and was to be applied by rag and rubbed. It didn't bubble the paint up and didn't remove much at all. Maybe my boat was painted w/ some sort of oil based or enamel type paint ??
I saw my mistake and purchased the "Graffiti" version. Will be here tomorrow. If it doesn't work I'll be looking for advice on what to try next. I did buy 2 wire brush cups for my 4" grinder made of Stainless Steel as I've read that steel or brass wire cups would chemically affect the aluminum so it might not hold paints and/or sealers (Gator Glide & others) or become corrosive in time. I hate to think of grinding the boat.
Any suggestions ??
Thanks for your generous consideration,
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